Blaqhead Design Studio is a 100% "Blaq-owned" brand communications and design agency fuelled by creative intelligence. Specialising in the fields of Brand Design, Advertising, Digital and Multimedia Design, Blaqhead Design Studio provides best practice design, marketing and advertising solutions to both the public and private sectors in and around the SADC Region. As a company built on a foundation of innovation and creativity, we are made up of a group of strategic and creative thinkers, each specialising in the different disciplines of brand communication.
Founded by Creative Director, Hlengwa Mlungisi Manzini in 2008, Blaqhead Design Studio's philosophy has remained grounded on the notion that Art leads to Scientific innovation and in turn, Science inspires Art. This understanding has proven over time to be the greatest catalyst of innovation in technology and human communications. In our world, without one you can't have the other and there is a lot to celebrate in that. The elements of both art and science are integral to our approach and when combined, help us understand the world we live in and to see possibility where it never seemed possible. We understand that, in order to solve the riddles of what is, we must draw our inspiration from what was and what will be.
"Being Blaq is not a matter of pigmentation - being blaq is a reflection of a mental attitude."
The Definition of Blaq Consciousness, 1978. Biko.
We make it our business to learn as much as possible about your surroundings, values and aspirations.
We review all issues and potential outcomes and seek general trends, rather than extreme opinions to guide our thinking.
This requires clear thinking and the exclusion of interfering noise including our own opinions and expectations.
We set about applying our creative expertise to the task. We set our sights on igniting the human senses upon exposure to our thought process.
A campaign that has no mechanism for assessment against fundamental objectives is an incomplete campaign.
This formidable combination has in the past gained Blaqhead an enviable reputation for completing 360° projects from Strategy development to creative design through to mastering television and radio productions.
We design the essential tools that make up your company's brand identity. Logo design being a key component of your brand's image.
Our passion is creating immersive and highly engaging digital experiences that connect consumers with brands leaving lasting impressions.
By understanding a client's needs, we are able to create a website and professional online presence for brands and private clients alike.
This includes the design of graphics primarily used for published, printed or electronic media, such as brochures and other promotional materials.
Extending the strategic platform into a creative concept, we offer a wide range of company branding options such as corporate gifts.
This includes the execution of creative concept into mass media: Online, Print, Radio , TV. We offer a through-the-line advertising service.
We make it a point to follow a step-by-step process when apporoaching any opportunity that may be presented before us.
We are often valued for our ability to transform key strategic issues into creative ideas. We don't just ensure our ideas work in theory but ensure they become a reality by integrating great ideas with world-class execution. This creative platform has not only become an outcome, but an entire process of our thinking. With this combined experience, dedication and commitment to client satisfaction, Blaqhead Design Studio continues to provide its clients with a high level of innovation and fresh thinking in its communication execution.
Blaqhead Design Studio recently launched it's digital media wing, Blaqhead Digital.
At Blaqhead Digital we develop pioneering software and hardware solutions to marry with our clients' strategic marketing needs across the continent.
Our passion lies in creating
immersive and highly engaging experiences that truly connect African consumers with African brands.
Our products place a strong emphasis on interactivity, with multiple uses based on identified needs.
Availing this product directly to our clients enables them to then expand their service offering by an extended brand experience to their client.